The competition is open to anyone studying on a Further Education or Higher Education course – part time or full time, in any subject and at any level at the time of the deadline for entries (Tuesday 2 March 2021).
Entrants must be aged 18 or over by 1 July 2021. The competition is not open to graphic design professionals. Students may enter a maximum of one design in each of the three categories. See the Terms and Conditions for full details of entry requirements.
All entries must be submitted digitally via our submissions form which will be open for entries from Wednesday 2 December 2020 until Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 2.00 p.m.
To make the process even more similar to the way our designers work, once the judges have selected the shortlist, the Art Directors will email the shortlisted entrants with individual feedback and further art direction on their cover designs.
To proceed to the next stage of the competition, shortlisted students will be required to resubmit their work, taking the Art Directors’ comments into consideration, before the final round of judging. See our submission details for the support material you will be required to submit.
This year our three briefs are: